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TechAhoy is located on the corner of Woodward Av and Putnam Av.

TechAhoy Inc.
801 Woodward Ave.
Ridgewood, NY 11385

P: 917-994-2441
E: info@techahoy.org

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801 Woodward Ave
Ridgewood, NY 11385
United States

(917) 994-2441

A Friendly, Neighborhood Makerspace

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Learn to Solder
Aug
28
6:30 PM18:30

Learn to Solder

Description
Soldering is a basic skill every maker should know and once mastered opens up a world of possibilities.

In this one and a half our workshop you will learn about different types of solder, handling a soldering iron, and the basic techniques for through-hole soldering.

Once you’ve had enough practice, you’ll put your newly learned skills to the test working with our custom designed circuit board we call robbienano. You’ll solder on two blinking LEDs that act as eyes and the battery clip that helps make those eyes light up! Finally, you’ll take some trusty hot glue and adhere a lapel pin making robbienano portable.

Each participant will be able to keep their robbienano and take it home.

Class size is limited to six participants or parent/guardian + child teams. Please purchase tickets online to secure your spot!

Requirements
All participants must sign a liability waiver.
This is a kid friendly class (10+) - Parents/Guardians are encouraged to work as a team with their child.

Duration
1.5 hour

Cost
$35 per person or parent/guardian + child team

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Intro to 3D Printing
Sep
4
6:30 PM18:30

Intro to 3D Printing

Description
This workshop provides basic information on 3D printing and design. You will learn about the components of a 3D printer, how they relate to the model you are creating, how to use a computer-aided design (CAD) application to create a simple sketch/drawing, and how to transform that sketch into a 3D model! At the end of the workshop, each participant will have the opportunity to print their 3D model to keep and take home.

Space is limited; please RSVP to confirm your spot.

This is an introductory workshop; no prior 3D printing or design experience is necessary.

Requirements
A laptop is required for this class and a mouse is recommended.
We have laptops on hand if needed which are offered at no additional charge.

Duration
2 hours

Cost
$45

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Open House part deux!
Sep
14
2:00 PM14:00

Open House part deux!

Description
We are having an open house and invite everyone of all ages to attend! If you couldn’t attend our first open house in August then here’s another chance!

This is a great opportunity for you to come and find out more about our after-school clubs, Girls Who Code, 3D printing, robotics, and more.

We will feature a learn-to-solder demo throughout the day. Attendees will get to learn this invaluable skill, one of the basics every maker should know. We will teach the fundamentals of through-hole soldering and each attendee will get to put their new skills to the test by attaching blinking LED eyes to our custom circuit board we like to call robbienano.

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And we will demo our Prusa i3 MK3/S 3D printers. It’s a great opportunity to see a 3D printer up close and personal, ask questions, and even watch as we design and create a custom 3D model just for you!

TechAhoy Inc. is a non-profit community space where children and adults of all backgrounds and experience levels can learn about computer programming, robotics, art, and technology in a creative, collaborative, and inclusive setting. We embrace the DIY philosophy and encourage community members to create, tinker, and explore.

Duration
4 hours

Cost
Free

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Learn to Solder
Sep
18
6:30 PM18:30

Learn to Solder

Description
Soldering is a basic skill every maker should know and once mastered opens up a world of possibilities.

In this one and a half our workshop you will learn about different types of solder, handling a soldering iron, and the basic techniques for through-hole soldering.

Once you’ve had enough practice, you’ll put your newly learned skills to the test working with our custom designed circuit board we call robbienano. You’ll solder on two blinking LEDs that act as eyes and the battery clip that helps make those eyes light up! Finally, you’ll take some trusty hot glue and adhere a lapel pin making robbienano portable.

Each participant will be able to keep their robbienano and take it home.

Class size is limited to six participants or parent/guardian + child teams. Please purchase tickets online to secure your spot!

Requirements
All participants must sign a liability waiver.
This is a kid friendly class (10+) - Parents/Guardians are encouraged to work as a team with their child.

Duration
1.5 hour

Cost
$35 per person or parent/guardian + child team

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Red Hook Regatta
Aug
24
1:00 PM13:00

Red Hook Regatta

Description
It’s regatta time! We’ve been meeting bi-weekly for almost a month and now the day has arrived and we will put our boat, RHS-TechAhoy, to the test. How will she fare against the competition and handle in the choppy harbor waves at Valentino Pier? Will our captain steer us true? Will our crane operators secure the cargo each time?

Today all those questions and more will be answered! Come join us for this free event, hosted by Pioneer Works.

2019 Red Hook Regatta

Pioneer Works proudly presents the fifth annual Red Hook Regatta—a community event where hundreds of spectators gather on Valentino Pier to watch homemade boats navigate the rough seas of New York City’s shipping harbor. This event will feature free catered food and half time entertainment including DJ sets by Red Hook Record Shop owner Bene Coopersmith, a dance performance by Cora Dance, and activations by Pioneer Works artists and staff.

The Regatta is produced in partnership with youth and staff from Red Hook Community Justice Center and Red Hook Initiative who also participated in our 8-week 3D Printed Boat Program. 

3D-Printed Boat Race Rules

The main event features 3D-printed, radio-controlled boats. Teams will compete to transport “cargo” (foam containers with metal plates) from “Stevedores” on the beach to designated “crane operators”, who will be receiving the cargo on the pier using fishing rods equipped with red magnetic hooks. Each cargo container picked up by a crane constitutes one point for that boat’s team, and the boat with the most points is the winner.

For more information head over to the 2019 Red Hook Regatta program page.

Location
Valentino Pier
Near the corner of Coffey St. and Ferris St.
Red Hook, Brooklyn, 11231

Cost
Free

 
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RHS-TechAhoy Build Night
Aug
22
6:30 PM18:30

RHS-TechAhoy Build Night

Description
TechAhoy has registered for the fifth annual Red Hook Regatta! We will be competing aboard the mighty RHS-TechAhoy in the 3D-Printed Boat Race. We are excited to throw our hat, err we mean “cover”, in the ring!

The competition is on August 24th which is barely a month away, so we will be working hard to create a vessel sturdy enough to survive the choppy harbor waves off Valentino Pier.

3D-Printed Boat Race Rules

The main event features 3D-printed, radio-controlled boats. Teams will compete to transport “cargo” (foam containers with metal plates) from “Stevedores” on the beach to designated “crane operators”, who will be receiving the cargo on the pier using fishing rods equipped with red magnetic hooks. Each cargo container picked up by a crane constitutes one point for that boat’s team, and the boat with the most points is the winner.

This is our first community build, meaning we are all in it together. Every Tuesday and Thursday, from 6:30PM - 8PM, we will spend time researching boat hull designs, discussing how to effectively balance the boat considering the heavy battery and competition “cargo”, printing test designs, and putting each design through rigorous yet fun tests.

Feel free to swing by the space at any time to contribute, check on our progress, or just to say hello. Everyone is invited to participate and lend a hand.

Requirements
Just enthusiasm and curiosity - although prior boating, nautical, or r/c experience will be immensely helpful!

Duration
1.5 hours (or until the last person disembarks)

Cost
Free

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GONE PHISHING: HOW TO RECOGNIZE FAKE WEBSITES AND OTHER ONLINE SCAMS
Aug
21
6:30 PM18:30

GONE PHISHING: HOW TO RECOGNIZE FAKE WEBSITES AND OTHER ONLINE SCAMS

Description
TechAhoy in collaboration with the Tech Learning Collective presents: Gone Phishing: How to Recognize Fake Websites and Other Online Scams. This workshop is a combination “attack/defense” exercise focusing on Web-based social engineering attacks. Participants will practice both how to launch their own attacks as well as how to defend against them:

Whether it’s corporate espionage, ransomware, or online fraud, most cyber attacks don’t start with sophisticated software exploits, but rather by employing relatively simple tricks. These tricks are called “phishing” attacks because, much like baiting a lure, they won’t work unless you bite. However, many people do get caught up by them.

In 2019, ninety percent (90%!) of reported data breaches began with a simple phishing scam, costing businesses over $12 billion in losses. Phishing attacks are the most common type of cyberattack on the Internet today, with one and a half million new phishing websites launched every month. Thankfully, it’s easy to spot—and even to perform—these tricks if you have the right guidance.

For example, when you’re at a cafe and you ask the patron next to you to watch your belongings, your stuff will probably be safe when you return. But how safe would you feel if the patron at the next table turned to you and offered to watch your belongings when you next needed to use the restroom? If you had two different reactions to these scenarios, you already have the intuition you need to understand how the overwhelming majority of cybercrime gets a foothold inside your company, home, or organization’s network.

In this workshop derived from a portion of the Tech Learning Collective’s popular “Hacking with Mr. Robot” Security 101 course, you will have the opportunity to create and deploy your own phishing Web site that can steal usernames and passwords from unsuspecting victims. By learning how attackers build pixel-perfect replicas of familiar sites like the Facebook login screen, you will also gain the skills you need to more quickly recognize the signs of a malicious web site, email, or other online scam.

Tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis:

$45 - Workshop Ticket

$30 - Reduced price Workshop Ticket for queer and femme folx

Class space is limited! Please arrive 5 to 10 minutes early to reserve your seat and purchase your ticket.

You do not need to bring a laptop to class, but may want to do so to follow along with the exercises.

As with all Tech Learning Collective events, racism, queerphobia, transphobia, sexism, “brogrammer,” “manarchist,” or any kind of similarly awful behavior will result in immediate removal from class without a refund. Please refer to our lightweight social rules for details on our strictly enforced no-tolerance policy against bigotry of any kind.

About the Tech Learning Collective

The Tech Learning Collective is an educational initiative run by radical queer and femme technologists offering unparalleled, low-cost computer classes primarily to marginalized groups and individuals who are politically engaged. Unlike coding bootcamps that focus on moving the highest number of students through rote task-completion for the goal of job placement, Tech Learning Collective teachers facilitate foundational skill building through Socratic discussion and kinetic, experience-based training. For more information and to enroll, visit TechLearningCollective.com.

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RHS-TechAhoy Build Night
Aug
20
6:30 PM18:30

RHS-TechAhoy Build Night

Description
TechAhoy has registered for the fifth annual Red Hook Regatta! We will be competing aboard the mighty RHS-TechAhoy in the 3D-Printed Boat Race. We are excited to throw our hat, err we mean “cover”, in the ring!

The competition is on August 24th which is barely a month away, so we will be working hard to create a vessel sturdy enough to survive the choppy harbor waves off Valentino Pier.

3D-Printed Boat Race Rules

The main event features 3D-printed, radio-controlled boats. Teams will compete to transport “cargo” (foam containers with metal plates) from “Stevedores” on the beach to designated “crane operators”, who will be receiving the cargo on the pier using fishing rods equipped with red magnetic hooks. Each cargo container picked up by a crane constitutes one point for that boat’s team, and the boat with the most points is the winner.

This is our first community build, meaning we are all in it together. Every Tuesday and Thursday, from 6:30PM - 8PM, we will spend time researching boat hull designs, discussing how to effectively balance the boat considering the heavy battery and competition “cargo”, printing test designs, and putting each design through rigorous yet fun tests.

Feel free to swing by the space at any time to contribute, check on our progress, or just to say hello. Everyone is invited to participate and lend a hand.

Requirements
Just enthusiasm and curiosity - although prior boating, nautical, or r/c experience will be immensely helpful!

Duration
1.5 hours (or until the last person disembarks)

Cost
Free

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Open House!
Aug
17
2:00 PM14:00

Open House!

Description
We are having an open house and invite everyone of all ages to attend!

This is a great opportunity for you to come and find out more about our after-school clubs, Girls Who Code, 3D printing, robotics, and more.

We will feature a learn-to-solder demo throughout the day. Attendees will get to learn this invaluable skill, one of the basics every maker should know. We will teach the fundamentals of through-hole soldering and each attendee will get to put their new skills to the test by attaching blinking LED eyes to our custom circuit board we like to call robbienano.

58577849904__0340C8A4-04B8-4C2D-90EB-9B49C3DC276D copy.jpg

We will demo our Prusa i3 MK3/S 3D printers. It’s a great opportunity to see a 3D printer up close and personal, ask questions, and even watch as we design and create a custom 3D model just for you!

TechAhoy Inc. is a non-profit community space where children and adults of all backgrounds and experience levels can learn about computer programming, robotics, art, and technology in a creative, collaborative, and inclusive setting. We embrace the DIY philosophy and encourage community members to create, tinker, and explore.

Duration
4 hours

Cost
Free

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RHS-TechAhoy Build Night
Aug
15
6:30 PM18:30

RHS-TechAhoy Build Night

Description
TechAhoy has registered for the fifth annual Red Hook Regatta! We will be competing aboard the mighty RHS-TechAhoy in the 3D-Printed Boat Race. We are excited to throw our hat, err we mean “cover”, in the ring!

The competition is on August 24th which is barely a month away, so we will be working hard to create a vessel sturdy enough to survive the choppy harbor waves off Valentino Pier.

3D-Printed Boat Race Rules

The main event features 3D-printed, radio-controlled boats. Teams will compete to transport “cargo” (foam containers with metal plates) from “Stevedores” on the beach to designated “crane operators”, who will be receiving the cargo on the pier using fishing rods equipped with red magnetic hooks. Each cargo container picked up by a crane constitutes one point for that boat’s team, and the boat with the most points is the winner.

This is our first community build, meaning we are all in it together. Every Tuesday and Thursday, from 6:30PM - 8PM, we will spend time researching boat hull designs, discussing how to effectively balance the boat considering the heavy battery and competition “cargo”, printing test designs, and putting each design through rigorous yet fun tests.

Feel free to swing by the space at any time to contribute, check on our progress, or just to say hello. Everyone is invited to participate and lend a hand.

Requirements
Just enthusiasm and curiosity - although prior boating, nautical, or r/c experience will be immensely helpful!

Duration
1.5 hours (or until the last person disembarks)

Cost
Free

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RHS-TechAhoy Build Night
Aug
13
6:30 PM18:30

RHS-TechAhoy Build Night

Description
TechAhoy has registered for the fifth annual Red Hook Regatta! We will be competing aboard the mighty RHS-TechAhoy in the 3D-Printed Boat Race. We are excited to throw our hat, err we mean “cover”, in the ring!

The competition is on August 24th which is barely a month away, so we will be working hard to create a vessel sturdy enough to survive the choppy harbor waves off Valentino Pier.

3D-Printed Boat Race Rules

The main event features 3D-printed, radio-controlled boats. Teams will compete to transport “cargo” (foam containers with metal plates) from “Stevedores” on the beach to designated “crane operators”, who will be receiving the cargo on the pier using fishing rods equipped with red magnetic hooks. Each cargo container picked up by a crane constitutes one point for that boat’s team, and the boat with the most points is the winner.

This is our first community build, meaning we are all in it together. Every Tuesday and Thursday, from 6:30PM - 8PM, we will spend time researching boat hull designs, discussing how to effectively balance the boat considering the heavy battery and competition “cargo”, printing test designs, and putting each design through rigorous yet fun tests.

Feel free to swing by the space at any time to contribute, check on our progress, or just to say hello. Everyone is invited to participate and lend a hand.

Requirements
Just enthusiasm and curiosity - although prior boating, nautical, or r/c experience will be immensely helpful!

Duration
1.5 hours (or until the last person disembarks)

Cost
Free

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RHS-TechAhoy Build Night
Aug
8
6:30 PM18:30

RHS-TechAhoy Build Night

Description
TechAhoy has registered for the fifth annual Red Hook Regatta! We will be competing aboard the mighty RHS-TechAhoy in the 3D-Printed Boat Race. We are excited to throw our hat, err we mean “cover”, in the ring!

The competition is on August 24th which is barely a month away, so we will be working hard to create a vessel sturdy enough to survive the choppy harbor waves off Valentino Pier.

3D-Printed Boat Race Rules

The main event features 3D-printed, radio-controlled boats. Teams will compete to transport “cargo” (foam containers with metal plates) from “Stevedores” on the beach to designated “crane operators”, who will be receiving the cargo on the pier using fishing rods equipped with red magnetic hooks. Each cargo container picked up by a crane constitutes one point for that boat’s team, and the boat with the most points is the winner.

This is our first community build, meaning we are all in it together. Every Tuesday and Thursday, from 6:30PM - 8PM, we will spend time researching boat hull designs, discussing how to effectively balance the boat considering the heavy battery and competition “cargo”, printing test designs, and putting each design through rigorous yet fun tests.

Feel free to swing by the space at any time to contribute, check on our progress, or just to say hello. Everyone is invited to participate and lend a hand.

Requirements
Just enthusiasm and curiosity - although prior boating, nautical, or r/c experience will be immensely helpful!

Duration
1.5 hours (or until the last person disembarks)

Cost
Free

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Intro to 3D Printing
Aug
7
6:30 PM18:30

Intro to 3D Printing

Description
This workshop provides basic information on 3D printing and design. You will learn about the components of a 3D printer, how they relate to the model you are creating, how to use a computer-aided design (CAD) application to create a simple sketch/drawing, and how to transform that sketch into a 3D model! At the end of the workshop, each participant will have the opportunity to print their 3D model to keep and take home.

Space is limited; please RSVP to confirm your spot.

This is an introductory workshop; no prior 3D printing or design experience is necessary.

Requirements
A laptop is required for this class and a mouse is recommended.
We have laptops on hand if needed which are offered at no additional charge.

Duration
2 hours

Cost
$45

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RHS-TechAhoy Build Night
Aug
6
6:30 PM18:30

RHS-TechAhoy Build Night

Description
TechAhoy has registered for the fifth annual Red Hook Regatta! We will be competing aboard the mighty RHS-TechAhoy in the 3D-Printed Boat Race. We are excited to throw our hat, err we mean “cover”, in the ring!

The competition is on August 24th which is barely a month away, so we will be working hard to create a vessel sturdy enough to survive the choppy harbor waves off Valentino Pier.

3D-Printed Boat Race Rules

The main event features 3D-printed, radio-controlled boats. Teams will compete to transport “cargo” (foam containers with metal plates) from “Stevedores” on the beach to designated “crane operators”, who will be receiving the cargo on the pier using fishing rods equipped with red magnetic hooks. Each cargo container picked up by a crane constitutes one point for that boat’s team, and the boat with the most points is the winner.

This is our first community build, meaning we are all in it together. Every Tuesday and Thursday, from 6:30PM - 8PM, we will spend time researching boat hull designs, discussing how to effectively balance the boat considering the heavy battery and competition “cargo”, printing test designs, and putting each design through rigorous yet fun tests.

Feel free to swing by the space at any time to contribute, check on our progress, or just to say hello. Everyone is invited to participate and lend a hand.

Requirements
Just enthusiasm and curiosity - although prior boating, nautical, or r/c experience will be immensely helpful!

Duration
1.5 hours (or until the last person disembarks)

Cost
Free

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RHS-TechAhoy Build Night
Aug
1
6:30 PM18:30

RHS-TechAhoy Build Night

Description
TechAhoy has registered for the fifth annual Red Hook Regatta! We will be competing aboard the mighty RHS-TechAhoy in the 3D-Printed Boat Race. We are excited to throw our hat, err we mean “cover”, in the ring!

The competition is on August 24th which is barely a month away, so we will be working hard to create a vessel sturdy enough to survive the choppy harbor waves off Valentino Pier.

3D-Printed Boat Race Rules

The main event features 3D-printed, radio-controlled boats. Teams will compete to transport “cargo” (foam containers with metal plates) from “Stevedores” on the beach to designated “crane operators”, who will be receiving the cargo on the pier using fishing rods equipped with red magnetic hooks. Each cargo container picked up by a crane constitutes one point for that boat’s team, and the boat with the most points is the winner.

This is our first community build, meaning we are all in it together. Every Tuesday and Thursday, from 6:30PM - 8PM, we will spend time researching boat hull designs, discussing how to effectively balance the boat considering the heavy battery and competition “cargo”, printing test designs, and putting each design through rigorous yet fun tests.

Feel free to swing by the space at any time to contribute, check on our progress, or just to say hello. Everyone is invited to participate and lend a hand.

Requirements
Just enthusiasm and curiosity - although prior boating, nautical, or r/c experience will be immensely helpful!

Duration
1.5 hours (or until the last person disembarks)

Cost
Free

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RHS-TechAhoy Build Night
Jul
30
6:30 PM18:30

RHS-TechAhoy Build Night

Description
TechAhoy has registered for the fifth annual Red Hook Regatta! We will be competing aboard the mighty RHS-TechAhoy in the 3D-Printed Boat Race. We are excited to throw our hat, err we mean “cover”, in the ring!

The competition is on August 24th which is barely a month away, so we will be working hard to create a vessel sturdy enough to survive the choppy harbor waves off Valentino Pier.

3D-Printed Boat Race Rules

The main event features 3D-printed, radio-controlled boats. Teams will compete to transport “cargo” (foam containers with metal plates) from “Stevedores” on the beach to designated “crane operators”, who will be receiving the cargo on the pier using fishing rods equipped with red magnetic hooks. Each cargo container picked up by a crane constitutes one point for that boat’s team, and the boat with the most points is the winner.

This is our first community build, meaning we are all in it together. Every Tuesday and Thursday, from 6:30PM - 8PM, we will spend time researching boat hull designs, discussing how to effectively balance the boat considering the heavy battery and competition “cargo”, printing test designs, and putting each design through rigorous yet fun tests.

Feel free to swing by the space at any time to contribute, check on our progress, or just to say hello. Everyone is invited to participate and lend a hand.

Requirements
Just enthusiasm and curiosity - although prior boating, nautical, or r/c experience will be immensely helpful!

Duration
1.5 hours (or until the last person disembarks)

Cost
Free

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Intro to 3D Printing - FRC
Jul
26
6:30 PM18:30

Intro to 3D Printing - FRC

Description
This is a flexible rate class*.

This class provides basic information on 3D printing and design. You will learn about the components of a 3D printer, how they relate to the model you are creating, how to use a computer-aided design (CAD) application to create a simple sketch/drawing, and how to transform that sketch into a 3D model! At the end of the class, each participant will have the opportunity to print their 3D model to keep and take home.

This is an introductory class; no prior 3D printing or design experience is necessary.

Requirements
A laptop is required for this class and a mouse is recommended.
We have laptops on hand if needed which are offered at no additional charge.

Duration
2 hours

Cost
$45 (suggested donation)

*On the last Friday of the month we offer flexible rate classes with the option to "pay what you can.”

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Intro to 3D Printing
Jul
18
6:30 PM18:30

Intro to 3D Printing

Description
This workshop provides basic information on 3D printing and design. You will learn about the components of a 3D printer, how they relate to the model you are creating, how to use a computer-aided design (CAD) application to create a simple sketch/drawing, and how to transform that sketch into a 3D model! At the end of the workshop, each participant will have the opportunity to print their 3D model to keep and take home.

This is an introductory workshop; no prior 3D printing or design experience is necessary.

Requirements
A laptop is required for this class and a mouse is recommended.
We have laptops on hand if needed which are offered at no additional charge.

Duration
2 hours

Cost
$45

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Intro to 3D Printing
Jul
11
6:30 PM18:30

Intro to 3D Printing

Description
This workshop provides basic information on 3D printing and design. You will learn about the components of a 3D printer, how they relate to the model you are creating, how to use a computer-aided design (CAD) application to create a simple sketch/drawing, and how to transform that sketch into a 3D model! At the end of the workshop, each participant will have the opportunity to print their 3D model to keep and take home.

This is an introductory workshop; no prior 3D printing or design experience is necessary.

Requirements
A laptop is required for this class and a mouse is recommended.
We have laptops on hand if needed which are offered at no additional charge.

Duration
2 hours

Cost
$45

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